Tracks efforts in many countries to correct national money-based accounts and scorecards of progress, e.g., GDP. Covers new scorecards beyond money and economics which use systems approaches to quality of life measure by multiple metrics from many sciences and disciplines. These indicators add tracking health, education, poverty gaps and environment.
USA Update: January 2015 By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 252,000 in December, and the healthy 321,000 first reported in November was revised upward to 353,000. The 243,000 jobs in October was revised upward again to 261,000, with September’s 256,000 revised upward to 271,000. The unemployment rate fell to 5.6%, [...]
A statistical view on trendlines not headlines : an antidote to political fear-mongering and our “ if it bleeds it leads “ mass media ! Hazel Henderson, Editor The World Is Not Falling Apart Never mind the headlines. We’ve never lived in such peaceful times. By Steven Pinker and Andrew Mack , Slate.com Dec. 22 2014 11:18 [...]
Dear colleagues, Today the new edition of the Sustainable Society Index, SSI-2014, has been launched. It presents the actual level of sustainability world-wide as well as the developments over time since the first edition of the SSI in 2006. The SSI covers 151 countries, comprising 99% of the world population. The results show that the level [...]
Changing the Way Non-Financial Performance Is Measured, and Thus Managed, in Pursuit of Future-Fit Businesses
Think of a company, any company. Got one? OK. Now ask yourself this: Is the company truly sustainable, in everything it does and sells? If not, then how must the company change before it is? If you’re struggling to answer these questions, you’re not alone: It’s hard to assess real progress if the destination is unclear. And until now [...]
IIRC Newsletter One year on from the Framework launch <IR> Yearbook 2014 From powerful concept to tangible benefits Research, business testimony, regulatory support and investor insights all indicate that Integrated Reporting is becoming [...]
Japan faces a snap election on Dec. 14 with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” on trial. From the conventional economics perspective of growth measured in gross domestic product, we are told that Japan is “stagnating” with excessive debt. Economists dispense their usual bromides: “open up the economy”; “join the [...]
Japan At The Crossroads Japan faces a snap election on December 14th with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" on trial. From the conventional economics perspective of GDP-measured growth, we are told that Japan is "stagnating" with excessive debt. Economists dispense their usual bromides: "open up the economy"; "join the [...]
USA Update: December 2014 Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a healthy 321,000 in November. The 214,000 jobs in October was revised upward to 243,000, with September’s 256,000 revised upward to 271,000. The unemployment rate stayed at 5.8%. All these welcome upward revisions auger a quickening recovery and a rise in wages, with average [...]
IIRC Newsletter - November Edition Building transparency and trust in the public sector Public sector organizations from around the world have met in Washington D.C. for a round table event convened by the World Bank to launch the Public Sector Pioneer Network. [...]
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For nature lovers and those interested in politics, Bhutan is a special place. I can think of few countries that are better suited to observe — at close range — the contest of tradition and modernity as well as the coexistence of the old and new. Few countries have changed as rapidly as Bhutan. A few years back, the mountain kingdom [...]